Nursing Gains Visibility (graded)
Ever since the introduction of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) refusal of payment for hospital acquired poor outcomes, nursing has gained visibility because these outcomes are nurse sensitive. Locate an article or website that refers to these nurse-sensitive outcomes and describe its findings.
Distractors in our Environment (graded)
Distractors are everywhere. Our cellphones in the pocket, the alarms sounding for multiple different reasons, the ward clerk overhead paging, IV pumps and ECG monitors beeping; how are we to cope and be able to decipher what is alarming? The repeated sound of an alarm can be annoying to the patient, family, and staff. This can lead to someone shutting off the alarm. Give an example of an ethical or legal issue that may arise if a patient has a poor outcome or sentinel event because of a dis tractor. What does research show on alarm fatigue and cellphone distraction when it comes to patient safety?.